PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — After nine years in prison for robbery in Nevada, OJ Simpson will soon be a free man following a unanimous decision by the Nevada parole board.
Longtime crime scene reconstructionist Rod Englert, who lives in West Linn, worked on the original case when Simpson was found not guilty for the murders of his ex-wife and her friend Ron Goldman.
Englert watched Simpon’s parole hearing on July 20 with great curiosity.
“I think he’s very narcissistic. I think he has a temper. I think he has a very difficult time controlling that temper,” Englert said. “I wouldn’t be surprised if he falls into the depths of some trouble again in the future.”
What the 70-year-old Simpson will do now is unclear, but his story continues to capture the nation’s interest.
“He’s a good football player who was well-liked, but he was a narcissistic football player with a huge ego that believes his own lies,” Englert said.
Simpson could be released from prison as early as October 1. While he was found not guilty in his criminal trial, he was found liable for the deaths in civil court and was ordered to pay $33.5 million to the family of the victims.